If you liked the Black Express package Ram offers on its 1500
light-duty pickup but need the added capability of a Heavy Duty model
, this is your lucky day.
Popular Ram "Black Package" Expands to Ram Heavy Duty
April 3, Auburn Hills, Mich. - For 2014, on the heels of an
overwhelming response for the Ram 1500 Black Express package, the
brand now offers a new, even more imposing visual appearance treatment
for the Ram Heavy Duty (2500 and 3500 SRW).
Making its debut at this week's Atlanta International Auto Show, the
Ram Black Appearance Group is a combination of brute force and style,
with powertrains offering best-in-class power in both gas and diesel,
not to mention a long list of features not found anywhere else in the
segment: Cargo-view Camera, RamBox, manual transmission for diesel and
a best-in-class ride from Ram's link coil rear suspension (2500) with
air suspension option (both 2500 and 3500). The most capable Heavy
Duty also is the "baddest-looking" factory-built truck on
The 2014 Ram heavy Duty Black package is distinguished by its
all-black exterior. Starting with 20-inch black aluminum wheels, it
also features fog lamps, black grille surround with black horizontal
inserts specific to the two available trims. Of course body-color
front and rear bumpers and head badges on the grille and tailgate
complete the look, camouflaged in darkness. All body-side badging has
been removed unless if ordered with a Cummins engine. For those
trucks, only the diesel designation remains.
"Ram has continually pushed the limits of truck design and paved
new themes that have been copied by competitors," said Reid
Bigland, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.
"The Black package on the Ram Heavy Duty is proof that our
designers are passionate about trucks and will continue to maintain
our trendsetting leadership."
Looks and technology go together. The Ram Heavy Duty Black package
features premium bi-functional halogen projector headlamps with black
bezels, 15 amber LEDs for park/turn/position lamp and three amber LEDs
for the side marker. The taillamps also include black finishes and are
comprised of 15 red LEDs with three red LEDs for the side markers.
Also, as part of the Black package, the trim includes Parkview and
The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty Black package is available in Ram 2500 and
3500 SRW, Crew Cab and Mega Cab, Big Horn/Lone Star and Laramie models
with the choice of two- or four-wheel-drive.
Ram Heavy Duty Black pricing starts at $42,140, plus $1,195
destination charge and is currently open for orders.
About The Ram Heavy Duty
The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty adds new powertrain, suspension and innovative
features that deliver the most powerful, capable and comfortable
heavy-duty truck in the segment. Ram's Heavy Duty line offers an
all-new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with best-in-class (gas engine) 410
horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. Other engine options include the
5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and the renowned 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel
I-6, cranking out 385 horsepower and best-in-class (diesel engine) 850
lb.-ft. of torque.
The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty takes lessons learned from the successful Ram
1500, adding an all-new five-link coil rear suspension system for
best-in-class ride and handling. Also offered is an exclusive rear air
suspension system on both the Ram 2500 and 3500. The robust options
meld with a new front suspension to handle the best-in-class
30,000-pound towing capacity.
Innovative features such as a cargo bed camera, 5th wheel/gooseneck
trailer prep package and the popular Uconnect system come together to
offer customers the best Heavy Duty trucks in the segment.
About Ram Truck Brand
The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and
clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle
brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand
to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new
features they'd like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses
its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty
owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day,
Ram has the truck market covered.
The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks
on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by
investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great
looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further
enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to
commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles
to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to
deliver a total package.
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